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Heuristic: Legacy Mirror

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Mar. 13, 2021

Decision-making heuristics are patterns and ideas that can help us find another angle, generate new options, evaluate them, or otherwise address the problem. They don’t guarantee a good answer, they only give you some possible progress towards an answers. The Legacy Mirror Heuristic helps you to ev…


The Wall of Technical Debt

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Jan. 22, 2020

“Technical debt” is a metaphor for all software design choices that turn out to be suboptimal, no longer valid, or just plain wrong. They incur a cost on future development. The shortcuts taken today will later slow you down, until you “pay back” the debt by fixing the problems. And it’s not just…


The Wall of Technical Debt

Written by Mathias Verraes / Original link on Jan. 21, 2020

“Technical debt” is a metaphor for all software design choices that turn out to be suboptimal, no longer valid, or just plain wrong. These choices incur a cost on future development, and the shortcuts taken today will later slow you down until you “pay back” the debt by fixing the problems. And it’…